- Cornell's 2014-2015 Schedule will include Cornell's participation in ESPN's Charleston Classic. Visit the Cornell team page at the Charleston Classic.
- Cornell's incoming recruiting class next season includes four members: Riley Glassmann (Fremd HS) Palatine, IL, 6-5, G, William "Will" Bathurst (Olean HS) Olean, NY, 6-3, G, Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof (Gonzaga HS) Washington, D.C., 6-7, F, and Pat Smith (Archbishop Wood HS) Warminster, PA, 6-5, F. Per the Salamanca Press, Wil Bathurst had 17 points last night in the Cattaraugus County Exceptional Seniors Game. The Washington Post previews the Crab Ball Classic All Star game which will feature Cornell's Jordan Abdur Ra'oof. Other Division I commits to Towson, Bucknell, Ohio, Delaware, Toledo, George Washington, Miami-FL and Hofstra will also take part.
- The Only Colors writes that Harvard is seeking "to be the first Ivy League team to make it to the Sweet Sixteen since Cornell four years ago, but [Tommy] Amaker's old nemesis Tom Izzo is blocking the way."
- Jeff Foote (Cornell '10) had 17 points and 9 rebounds last night in the NBA D-League in front of more than 7,000 fans. The D-League blog, Ridiculous Upside now ranks Foote as the 7th best center prospect in the D-League. The Sporting News also writes:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- On Thursday night here, big man Jeff Foote did something that fans of the NCAA tournament will be familiar with—he dominated, scoring 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting, with 21 rebounds and two blocks.
Only now, Foote suits up for the Springfield Armor of the D-League. But four years ago, he was the centerpiece of a Cornell team that shocked the sports world by becoming the first Ivy League team since Penn in 1979 to reach the Sweet 16.
As No. 12 Harvard, which upset Cincinnati in its first game on Thursday, attempts to duplicate the feat, it is helpful to remember that Cornell was making its third consecutive NCAA appearance, just as the Crimson are doing. Foote recalls the advantage that provided.
“It was just a lot of fun,” Foote said. “It was our third time being there, so the luster, the nerves, the hype of it was lost to us. We were just ready to come in and play basketball. We were kind of a goofy team, so we just had fun with it our way. Being the first Ivy League team in like 20 years to go to the Sweet 16 was kind of special.”
As his post-Cornell career has gone on—he has played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel, as well as Zalgiris in Lithuania—Foote says the thrill of that tournament run has faded somewhat. He is still trying to get to the NBA, where he had a brief appearance with New Orleans in 2012. In the meantime, he is averaging 9.0 points and 8.0 rebounds for Springfield, including 16.4 points and 15.0 rebounds in his last five games.
He still keeps in close contact with his old Big Red teammates, Foote said. In fact, there is a chance we will see them together again—they’re attempting to reunite for the $500,000 prize in what is known as The Basketball Tournament, a recently formed tournament that will be driven by social media and televised. (Foote’s Cornell bunch can be supported here.)
“We still talk, even now, everyone on that Cornell team was very close,” Foote said. “We still talk everyday. We are trying to get together and get into The Basketball Tournament. We are pushing to get into it, so it has been a little more special this year, thinking about getting all back together and entering a tournament as a team again. But for us, this time of year, March, it is always a crazy time, a fun time.”